• Here's the best Yahoo Group of Creative Writing Opportunities including contests, grants, and calls for manuscripts and anthologies. It's been updated daily for eight years by poet Allison Joseph. You may subscribe to the Yahoo group if you choose, or simply browse.
    • You can earn an MFA online at Lindenwood University. It offers courses in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, literature, and genre writing, and there is no residency requirement.
    • Literary agent Kristin Nelson posts helpful and very honest advice for writers of all kinds at PubRants.
    • Do you have to write a bibliography? It won't be the pits if you use the free citation generator called BibMe.
    • It's essential for a writer to meet and befriend other writers. See if your city or state has a Writers' Guild with monthly meetings, a Writers' Meetup (Meetup.com), or an annual writers' conference or book fair.
    • Do you live in the St. Louis area? Then the St. Louis Writers Guild is indispensable for support, networking, and learning. All authors are welcome. Monthly meetings, with guest speakers, are held at the Lodge Des Peres. Get there early to get a seat. The Guild's motto is "You have friends here!" and you do.
    • Is your book finished and now you need only to know how to sell it? The St. Louis Publishers Association monthly meetings welcome you. Learn from professionals about book marketing, book launches, presentations, publicity, social media, and more.